BALÉ FOLCLÓRICO DA BAHIA returns to the Sun City November 12, 2013, UTEP Magoffin Auditorium, 7:00PM.
Known for their sensuous moves, vibrant costumes, and scintillating rhythms, Balé Folclórico da Bahia performs traditional ‘Bahian’ folkloric dance forms including slave dances, capoeira (a form of martial arts), samba, and those that celebrate Carnival. The diverse troupe of dancers, musicians, and singers brings together this wide variety of dance styles into one grand performance rich in color, sound and movement. The strong historic influence of the African slaves, Portuguese people and Indígena natives created a rich mixed culture in which the stroll, the smile, the flirtation, the glance, the face, the voice, the skin and the color of the Bahian people are unique in the world. This rich variety of influences is translated into a contemporary theatrical vision of several Bahian folktales, as well as modern forms such as Samba Reggae. The stage show of Balé Folclórico da Bahia will have the audience in awe.
Balé Folclórico da Bahia made its European debut in 1992 when it participated in Berlin’s Alexander Platz International Festival and drew an audience of 50,000. It’s most prestigious international engagement to date has been a spectacularly successful appearance at the Biennale de la Danse in Lyon, France. From among the cover companies from four continents participating, the "New York Times" commented that this Brazilian company exemplified the festival’s celebration of African derived dance. Most recently, BFB performed for the opening ceremony 2010 FIFA World Cup tournament in South Africa.
Their 2013 North American tour is a CELEBRATION of their 25th ANNIVERSARY.
Tickets available at the UTEP Ticket Center 915.747.5234 or ticketmaster.com, 800.745.3000, tickets prices are $34 & $29 + service fees.